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Child Annoyance Suspect Follows Girls on Bikes, Takes Pictures

The South Pasadena Police Department released the following incident reports from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4.

An unidentified man who was jogging behind two girls riding their bikes allegedly snapped their photos before jumping into an SUV and driving away, according to the weekly crime bulletin.

At 4 p.m. on Aug. 31 two children, ages 9 and 10, were pedaling around the area of Hope Court and Meridian Avenue. The girls noticed a man jogging behind them. The suspect stopped Victims stop to rest in an adjacent lot, and began taking pictures of the girls, the bulletin states.

The unidentified man allegedly told the girls "to smile,'' and shot more photos. At that point, another person pulled into the parking lot in a blue Lexus SUV, picked up the suspect and drove away. 

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A South Pasadena resident was sleeping when a burglar broke into the home and stole a computer and hard drive, 

The unidentified suspect removed a side panel to a window air conditioner unit in the 700 block of Brent Avenue between 12:20-3:30 a.m. on Sept. 1. The burglar then reached inside and unlocked the rear door to gain entry. The resident did not wake up during the burglary. 

Additional incidents reported by  include an arrest of a 22-year-old man for allegedly driving recklessly during a speed contest. The whole crime bulletin may be viewed to the right of this story. 

Patch Asks: What crime concerns you most? What steps do you take to prevent crime in your neighborhood? 

Roderick Spilman September 06, 2012 at 11:41 PM
Luckily, the suspects were only taking pictures, but it could have been worse. This reminds us that perverts are roaming the city, searching for our children.
Donna Evans September 07, 2012 at 03:03 AM
I know my Mom cringes now when she thinks back to how I'd pedal away with friends in the morning and she'd not see me until the evening - and i was in grade school. And that was normal. Seems like that's really just not an option today - not anywhere.
Janet Cartwright September 10, 2012 at 05:01 PM
I could tell plenty of similar stories having grown up here in the 70s and 80s. Never stopped me from being adventurous though. I used to just laugh and point at the flashers!

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